The primary goal of the Council members is to become knowledgeable and informed advocates for Yale Cancer Center through site visits, meetings with the Director and faculty, printed materials, and attendance at board meetings and special events. This advocacy includes the dissemination of information to interested parties in a number of ways as well as participation in development activities intended to provide financial support for YCC.
Council members work closely with the Director, faculty and YCC leadership on many projects throughout the year. Members participate in the following ways:
- To act as an advisor to the Director on a broad range of issues including: challenges and opportunities that YCC addresses each year; fundraising initiatives; strategic planning; and other issues of importance to the cancer center.
- To make a personal financial commitment to YCC.
- To help YCC secure private philanthropic gifts through the identification and solicitation of individuals, corporations and foundations believed to have the inclination and capacity to provide strong financial support.
- To serve as an advocate for YCC throughout the community, the state, region and nation.